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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nickai Poyser, LB, Marian University

  • Name: Nickai Poyser
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Position: LB
  • College: Marian University
  • Twitter: poyserthatguy20

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

  •  Its quiet, and it is close to six flags

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

  •  Practice, Film, conditioning and strength 

What do you worry about, and why?

  • Money- I struggled most of my life and money usually was the issue

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

  • 6th grade I was suspended from the basketball team, couldn’t play the championship game and let my teammates down. I took it on the chin and made sure I never disappointed my teammates like that again in any sport 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  •  Poise-Being able to play through pressure and adversity

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

  •  CJ Ham

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

  •  Coach, love helping others get better

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

  •  Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

  •  3 strangers, 3 is better then 1

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

  • Being the bad guy in the movie bad boys, being able to work with my two favorite actors (Will Smith) (Martin Lawrence) 

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

  • Contemplating giving up football, battled depression but pushed through because of my support system.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

  • My first INT! 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  •  Farted on a first date

What song best describes your work ethic?

  •  I be on it- LIl Bibby

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

  •  Mental toughness

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

  • Martin Luther King, love to meet the man who made significant change in America 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

  • The Spot 

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

  •  Malcom Butler 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  •  Respected, you don’t be great by being liked 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  •  Colin Kaepernick, Can’t find work because he was standing up for something that is a big problem in America today.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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